The Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC) of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) hosted the fourth edition of DevOpsDays Cairo conference 2021, on the 29th of September, virtually.
The event is organized in collaboration with DXC Technology, Atos, and Orange Labs.
The theme of the fourth edition is “Resilience and Reliability amid Volatility”, as part of SECC of ITIDA and the conference sponsors’ endeavors to raise awareness of the most significant and latest IT trends, and connect IT companies, developers, and experts in this field.
Eng. Amr Mahfouz, CEO of ITIDA, and Dr. Hossam Osman, ITIDA’s VP and SECC Chairman opened the conference. In his opening remarks, Mahfouz said that Egypt has witnessed huge developments in the IT sector, where digital transformation has rapidly accelerated, and the adoption of digital technologies and automation has speeded up across all sectors.
He noted the significance of the event, stressing that DevOps could gear us towards achieving robust DX, by supporting our IT infrastructure to become more resilient, testable, on-demand and help businesses become more agile.
Mahfouz praised the performance of Egyptian tech startups, especially amid global market volatility, as they secured the highest venture investments at nearly USD 400m in 2021, up 100% year-over-year, attaining growth thanks to the Egyptian pool of highly-skilled talents and entrepreneurs.
The conference featured keynotes from a number of experts and professionals in DevOps, among which Andrew Clay Shafer, Vice President Transformation at Red Hat; Essam Elhalhuli, Skills Transformation consultant in Coursera and Pranjal Deo, an Engineering Program Manager at Google.
The DevOps methodology represents the latest technological trends within various institutions as a set of revolutionary technical practices and tools that enhance communication and interaction between software developers and IT project management experts, thus reducing costs, improving and accelerating productivity, and implementing related processes more reliably and efficiently.
SECC has been providing training services on DevOps methodology and techniques since mid-2017 to raise awareness of using this methodology among local companies, within an integrated system of services provided by SECC and ITIDA to improve the efficiency of companies working in the sector or companies and entities that uses ICT in its operations.
DevOps is a multifunctional practice. Companies adopting DevOps use a range of various tools, known as “toolchain” which harmonizes with one or more programming work categories, such as coding, building, testing, producing, initializing, monitoring, and observing, thus reflecting key aspects of development and delivery.
DevOps Days is a worldwide series of technical conferences that launched its first events in Belgium in 2009, covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them.